Our indie horror film ISLAND ZERO is an official selection of the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. It will be screened in Beverly Hills on February 21 at 10 PM at Laemmie’s Beverly Hills Music Hall Theater, 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. If you’d like to get the general public’s first peek at our monster […]
Our film trailer is now up over at the terrific horror film site FunSizeHorror.com. They have an exclusive on our film trailer for “Island Zero” as well as some production comments by our director and producer. Have a look! http://www.funsizehorror.com/community/island-zero-exclusive-trailer-filmmaker-commentary And visit the Island Zero website: https://www.islandzeromovie.com
A number of musicians have written me, asking if the sheet music for my composition “Incendio” is available. I’ve just written a solo piano arrangement, and a digital version is now available on Amazon.com. “Incendio” is the theme music to my novel PLAYING WITH FIRE, about a Jewish violinist in WWII Venice who composes a […]
We played the piece in a gorgeous church — beautiful acoustics! With violinist Joerg Widmoser, who played his own cadenza for the event.
Recently I was interviewed by radio host Bill Knapik about writing books — and making indie horror films. For more info on our upcoming film “Island Zero,” visit the IMDB page. “Island Zero” is now in post-production.
Things to think about as you read PLAYING WITH FIRE: –The pediatric neurologist believes that Lily may be suffering from “Complex Partial Seizures.” What are the symptoms? What does the patient experience?(for more information, visit: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures/complex-partial-seizures) — What seems to be the trigger for Lily’s apparently violent acts? –Listen to the music “Incendio.” Can you […]
Just got home from the UK. Thought readers might like to hear my short interview on BBC Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07kld79#play
I was going through my iPhone today, discarding old photo and voice memo files, and I came across a voice memo that I recorded almost two years ago. It is, as far as I know, the very first recording of the “Incendio” melody, which I made while sitting at the piano. I had dreamed of […]
A lovely interview with writer Elizabeth Heiter for ITW’s “The Big Thrill.” Meet Your Heroes: Tess Gerritsen Interviewed by ELIZABETH HEITER Tess Gerritsen is one of my favorite thriller writers — someone who’s been published for nearly thirty years, penning romantic suspense, medical thrillers, a popular crime series that prompted a TV series, as well […]
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger is one of my favorite thriller writers. Her new novel INK AND BONE will be out June 7 — and it’s fabulous. We recently had a wide-ranging conversation about writing, life, guns, nightmares, and more. Thought you’d all enjoy what two otherwise ordinary ladies talk about when the subject […]
A lovely article in the Portland Press Herald today: Gerritsen credits her parents for pushing her to be successful and well-rounded. When she was 7 years old Gerritsen told her father, a Chinese-American restaurant cook, that she wanted to be a writer. He told her to study hard and seek out a career that would […]
International Thriller Writers has nominated my 2015 novel PLAYING WITH FIRE for a “best hardcover” award. The awards ceremony will be held in New York on July 9. Time to break out the formal gown!
A radio interview with Bill Knapik about everything to do with writing. https://youtu.be/QwhxxJH59-Q
Los Angeles Times: “Playing With Fire” will make readers drop everything to immerse themselves in its propulsive dual narrative. As beloved as Rizzoli & Isles may be, they can go on sabbatical more often if that gives Gerritsen time to craft terrific thrillers like this.” Cape Times, South Africa: “A sensitive look into a very painful […]
Radio interview recorded recently with KYMN radio, Minnesota. Hear all about how I wrote PLAYING WITH FIRE, composed the music “Incendio,” and collaborated with concert violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou.
When I was young, one of the great pleasures of reading mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie was the challenge of spotting clues and finding the villain before the fictional detective did. It required careful reading, and taking the time to ponder the evidence. I fear readers today don’t have the same patience. […]
The full 7-minute recording of my composition “Incendio,” theme music to PLAYING WITH FIRE, is now available for download on: iTunes and Amazon.com, Spotify, Google Play, Microsoft, iHeart Radio, Tidal, KKBox, and other sites. For non-US listeners, you can purchase the music at: UK: Amazon.co.uk Germany: Amazon.de France: Amazon.fr Italy: Amazon.it Japan: Amazon.jp Spain: Amazon.es Performed by […]
A screenwriter friend of mine, currently involved in a copyright infringement lawsuit against a studio, recently sent me this article written by Steven T. Lowe, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney. It’s a pretty depressing piece. Mr. Lowe explains why writers who’ve had their stories stolen by movie studios face impossible odds finding justice in […]
This appears in Publishers Weekly (August 7) It may be something small, but it’s enough to scare you: you misplace your car keys, or you can’t remember the name of the movie you saw last week. Or your mind suddenly goes blank as you try to retrieve a word that hovers maddeningly out of reach. And you […]
Publishers Weekly has not always been kind to me. So happy to see that they like PLAYING WITH FIRE: On a trip to Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell, the narrator of this haunting standalone from bestseller Gerritsen (The Bone Garden), buys an old music book titled Gypsy from an antique shop. Inside the book, on a loose sheet […]